Spring-Summer 2018, Wendy continues to work with HBO on an exciting feature length film about the critical importance of journalism, to be released this Fall. Wendy has also been working on a project with her long term colleague, Joe Berlinger as well as developing her own Music projects.
Spring 2018, Wendy’s work on Walking Thunder : Ode to the African Elephant was recently completed. Wendy not only scored the 90 minute Documentary, but Produced and Executive Produced the feature length Doc in an effort to contribute to the urgent topic of conservation and climate change.
On October 5, 2017 at the Emmys Ceremony at the Rose at Lincoln Center, Wendy’s work on the music for the Oscar winning feature Documentary The Girl in the River directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was honored with a nomination for music. The film won Best Documentary.
On June 25, 2017 Wendy had the theatrical premiere of the feature film Lost in Florence which she composed the score for as well as being a Producer of the film. The Italian version of the film was shown at the Teatro della Campagnia in conjunction with the Tuscan Film Commission.The film, which had it’s US premiere earlier that year, is a romance shot entirely on location in Firenze with the finals of the ancient sport of Calcio Storico at the story’s core. Wendy composed the score as an homage to the city and people of Florence who have been a continual inspiration in her life and music for many years.
On August 19,2016 a historical concert was performed with full orchestra at Grand Performances in Downtown Los Angeles celebrating the top international women film composers, where Wendy’s Finale from “Love Walked in” was presented. With thanks to sponsors Alliance for Women Film Composers, Tony Scudellari, and Hans Zimmer, an unforgettable evening in an exquisite setting was performed to a full house celebrating and honoring women film composers contribution to the profession.
On April 30, 2016 Wendy gave a presentation about scoring films in Italian at NSJA a progressive International Arts Center in Florence, Italy.
The Girl In the River directed by Oscar winning Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Exec Produced by Sheila Nevins, and edited by Geof Bartz and scored by Wendy, won an Oscar in 2016. It has been nominated for three Emmys including for best music and sound. Most importantly it is directly affecting change in Pakistan Law. http://wpo.st/K7XH1.